South Korea: all-new 2023 Hyundai Elantra available with LPG option
Hyundai has released the first images of the new Elantra in South Korea, where it is known as the Avante. The updated sedan arrives three years after the seventh-generation (CN7) Elantra made its debut back in March 2020, and looks more attractive compared to the model it replaces.
In South Korea, the Elantra is offered with a Smartstream 1.6 litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine that makes 123 PS (121 hp or 90 kW) and 154 Nm of torque. This is paired with the brand’s own take on a CVT called Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT) with eight virtual speeds – this is also the setup we get in Malaysia.
There is also the option for Gamma 1.6 litre NA four-cylinder that runs on Autogas with 120 PS (118 hp or 88 kW) and 152 Nm, which gets a six-speed automatic transmission.
In terms of styling changes, the Elantra receives a completely new front end that continues to feature the brand’s parametric grille, albeit reshaped (wider and not as tall as before) and with an insert that is similar to recent Hyundai models like the Tucson.
Inside, the Elantra continues to be available with dual displays – digital instrument cluster and infotainment – that measure 10.25 inches each. The dashboard layout appears pretty much identical to before aside from a new green seat upholstery option.
15 March 2023